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Volunteer Positions 2024

 Join the Underground Cinema Team

Are you passionate about independent filmmaking and eager to be part of something extraordinary? We're excited to invite dedicated volunteers to join us for two spectacular events this year: the Underground Cinema International Film Festival and Comic Con, running from August 31st to September 1st, and the 15th Underground Cinema Awards. This is your chance to dive into the vibrant world of indie films and comics, connect with like-minded enthusiasts, and play a vital role in bringing our events to life.

Below, you'll find a list of volunteer positions we are looking to fill. Whether you have experience in event management, love interacting with people, or simply want to be part of the action, we have a spot for you. Join us and help make this year's events unforgettable. We look forward to hearing from you!

Why volunteer with us?


  • Engage with the world of independent cinema: Immerse yourself in thought-provoking stories and explore diverse perspectives from talented filmmakers across the globe.

  • Expand your network: Connect with fellow volunteers and film enthusiasts who share your passion for the art of filmmaking. Forge new friendships and potential collaborations.

  • Gain hands-on experience: Develop valuable skills in event coordination, customer service, and teamwork as you assist in various festival activities.

  • Exclusive film screenings: Enjoy exclusive access to the festival's lineup of outstanding independent films before they hit the wider public. Be one of the first to witness hidden gems of cinematic excellence.

  • Be part of a vibrant community: Join a team of dedicated individuals who are all committed to showcasing and celebrating the beauty of independent filmmaking.

To apply, simply fill out our volunteer application form below, detailing your skills, interests, and availability. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and levels of experience. Whether you're a film student, a seasoned event organiser, or simply a movie aficionado, your passion is what matters most.

We'll be reviewing applications throughout the summer and will be in touch with selected volunteers. Please note that due to the limited number of positions available, not all applications will be successful. However, we genuinely appreciate every submission and the interest shown in supporting our festival.

Join us in making the 15th Underground Cinema Film Festival an unforgettable event for filmmakers and attendees alike! Together, let's shine a spotlight on the extraordinary world of independent cinema.

Dave Byrne
Festival Director

Lens Close Up


Seeking volunteer official film festival videographer(s) to join our team! You'll have the opportunity to work closely with the festival director and social media coordinator, capturing captivating moments and showcasing the festival's essence through your lens. It's a fun and rewarding experience where you'll meet incredible people while building your videography  portfolio.

Cinema Complex

Front of House

We are currently in search of front-of-house volunteers for our upcoming film festival, including our final event, the UC Comic Con. This is an incredible opportunity to network, connect with like-minded individuals, and be a part of a dynamic team. As a volunteer, you will have the privilege of viewing some of the finest indie films while ensuring the smooth operation of our festival. Join us for an unforgettable experience, contribute to the success of the event, and be surrounded by passionate film enthusiasts.

Digital social media

Social Media

We're on the lookout for passionate film festival social media co-coordinators! Join us in promoting the festival both in the lead-up and during the event. Collaborate closely with the festival director and photographer to create engaging content and spread the excitement far and wide. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of the festival's digital presence and make a lasting impact.

Voluneteer Comic Con Coordinator

Are you a passionate fan of all things comic, cosplay, and pop culture? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where creativity and organisation come together?  We're seeking a talented Comic Con Coordinator to join our team.


Exhibitor Liaison

Be the main point of contact for exhibitors leading up to the event, ensuring clear communication, addressing inquiries, and providing support as needed.

Exhibitor Set-Up

Organise and coordinate exhibitor set-up, ensuring a smooth and efficient process for all participants

Front of House Management 

Oversee the front of house team, ensuring , smooth operations, and a welcoming atmosphere for all attendees.

Cosplay Expertise

Cosplay may become part of the festival this year, a decision is yet to be made, so this element is important.  Utilise your experience and knowledge in the world of cosplay to enhance our event. and to contribute innovative ideas to elevate the experience.

Event Enhancement:

Brainstorm and propose exciting events and activities that complement the Comic Con theme, such as talks, guest speakers, workshops, and interactive experiences.


  • Previous experience in event coordination or management, preferably in the realm of comic conventions or pop culture events.

  • Strong organisational and communication skills to effectively liaise with exhibitors, guests, and team members.

  • Passion for and knowledge of cosplay, including experience with cosplay competitions.

  • Creative mindset with the ability to generate fresh ideas and suggestions for event enhancements.

Perks of Volunteering:

Immersive and engaging experience in the world of comic conventions.
Opportunity to collaborate with exhibitors, and passionate fans.
Gain valuable skills in event coordination, organisation, and team management.
Networking opportunities with key individuals in the pop culture community.
Access to all films and film premieres at this years festival 

To apply, please fill in the box below and tell us a little about your previous experience.  

We will be arrange online interviews for all of the above roles very soon

Sponsorship Coordinator for the 15th Underground Cinema Awards


For the past 15 years, Underground Cinema has been dedicated to promoting independent Irish and international film. Throughout its history, we have screened over 2,500 films and presented more than 350 awards at our annual awards dinner. The Underground Cinema Awards is a prestigious event that celebrates the creativity, passion, and talent of filmmakers who challenge the boundaries of conventional cinema.



Remote/Flexible with occasional in-person meetings


1 or 2  hours per week leading up to the event, with increased hours as needed closer to the awards date


The 15th Underground Cinema Awards is excited to introduce a new volunteer role: Sponsorship Coordinator. This position is pivotal in securing financial and in-kind sponsorships for various award categories, ensuring the continued success and growth of our annual celebration of underground cinema.

Key Responsibilities

Develop Sponsorship Packages

  • Create attractive and comprehensive sponsorship packages tailored to different levels of support.

  • Highlight benefits for sponsors, including brand visibility, marketing opportunities, and engagement with a niche audience.


Attract Sponsors

  • Identify and research potential sponsors aligned with the underground cinema ethos.

  • Reach out to businesses, organizations, and individuals who may be interested in supporting the awards.

  • Craft compelling proposals and presentations to secure sponsorship commitments.

Liaise with Sponsors

  • Serve as the main point of contact for all sponsors, ensuring clear and consistent communication.

  • Coordinate the fulfillment of sponsorship agreements, including the delivery of promotional materials and benefits.

  • Manage sponsor expectations and address any concerns promptly and professionally.


Promotional Opportunities

  • Offer sponsors unique opportunities to promote their brands in the lead-up to the awards.

  • Coordinate sponsor involvement in pre-event promotions, such as social media shoutouts, website features, and event materials.

  • Ensure sponsors receive appropriate recognition during the awards ceremony and in post-event communications.


Event Support

  • Assist with the planning and execution of sponsor-related activities during the awards event.

  • Ensure sponsor signage, promotional materials, and branding are correctly displayed and acknowledged.

  • Work closely with the event team to integrate sponsors seamlessly into the overall event experience.


Reporting and Feedback

  •  Provide regular updates to the event management team on sponsorship progress.

  •  Compile post-event reports summarizing sponsor contributions, benefits received, and areas for improvement.



  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience in sales, marketing, or fundraising is a plus.

  • Ability to create persuasive and professional sponsorship proposals.

  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.

  • Passion for cinema and supporting the underground film community.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with social media platforms.


  • Gain valuable experience in event planning, marketing, and sponsorship acquisition.

  • Network with industry professionals and like-minded film enthusiasts.

  • Contribute to the success of an event celebrating independent cinema

  • Opportunity for long-term involvement with the Underground Cinema Awards.

How to Apply

  • Please fill in your contact details below outlining your interest and relevant experience. 

  • Join us in making the 15th Underground Cinema Awards an unforgettable celebration of independent film!

Join Our Team

Thank You For Your Interest

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